OBFBL 2014 Poll

Posted: April 23, 2014 in League News
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The annual OBFBL poll was completed by (nearly) all of the participants. The poll responses were received over a 2-week period, starting a few days before the season and then continuing nearly 2 weeks into it. As such, the responses for some may have some information already about the season’s results, but not too much.

Let’s dive into some of the observations within the poll.  Link to POLL here.

OBFBL Standings:

  • 7 of 11 poll respondents picked the Etobicoke Crackheads to win the Shooter Cup this year and they are the consensus favourite
  • Closely behind are the Brampton Blue Balls, with 4 1st place votes. It would be the 1st title for the Blue Balls
  • Following those two teams, the predictions are all over the board, with the consensus picks having the Dick Dogs and Dynasty also finishing in the money
  • Towards the bottom of the consensus results, the Poo Dogs, Tribe, Legacy and Sex Panthers are all believed to finish down in the standings

OBFBL Predictions:

  • A wide range of responses for “Storyline of the Year” from the Crackheads or Blue Balls capturing the title, to rapings and other violent acts, to breakout seasons by Brad Miller and Billy Hamilton, and even a wild prediction of 2 owners not returning for next year.  We’ll see which of these storylines comes true
  • Most Pitching Rotos: Crackheads with 4 votes, Dick Dogs with 3
  • Most Batting Rotos: Crackheads with 4 votes, Blue Balls with 3
  • Most Keepers the Same:  6 votes for the Asshats
  • Fewest Keepers the Same: 3 votes each for the Legacy and Sex Panthers

MLB Predictions:

  • AL East:  Rays (5 picks), Red Sox (3), Yankees (2), Orioles (1), Blue Jays (0)
  • AL Central: Tigers (9 picks), Royals (1), Indians (1)
  • AL West: Athletics (5 picks), Angels (3), Mariners (3)
  • NL East: Nationals (9 picks), Braves (2)
  • NL Central: Cardinals (8 picks), Pirates (3)
  • NL West: Dodgers (9 picks), Giants (1), Diamondbacks (1)
  • AL Wild Cards: Red Sox (4 picks), Royals (4), Blue Jays (3)
  • NL Wild Cards: Pirates (5 picks), Cardinals (3), Braves (3)
  • AL Winner: Tigers (4 picks), Rays (4 picks), Orioles (1), Angels (1), Red Sox (1)
  • NL Winner: Dodgers (5 picks), Nationals (3), Cardinals (3)
  • World Series: Dodgers (5 picks), Nationals (3), Cardinals (2), Rays (1)

 

  • Predictions for Blue Jays: All over the Map, from wildcard winner to a very bad team that gets blown up and GM/manager fired
  • Billy Hamilton SB total:  Average of 57.9 SBs,  High total = 80,   Low total = 28

 

  • AL MVP: Mike Trout (8 votes), Evan Longoria/Wil Myers/Prince Fielder (1 each)
  • NL MVP: Andrew McCutchen (3 votes), Bryce Harper (2 votes), Hanley Ramirez/Matt Carpenter/Carlos Gomez/Paul Goldschmidt/Freddie Freeman/Carlos Gonzalez (1 each)
  • AL Cy Young: Yu Darvish (4 votes), Felix Hernandez (3 votes), James Shields/Max Scherzer/Alex Cobb/David Price (1 each)
  • NL Cy Young: Stephen Strasburg (5 votes), Adam Wainwright (2 votes), Clayton Kershaw (2 votes), Jose Fernandez/Madison Bumgarner (1 each)
  • AL Rookie of the Year: Jose Abreu (4 votes), Nick Castellanos (2 votes), Yordano Ventura (2 votes), Masahiro Tanaka/Xander Bogaerts/Chris Colabello (1 each)
  • NL Rookie of the Year: Billy Hamilton (5 votes), Kolten Wong (4 votes), Archie Bradley (2 votes)
  • AL Comeback Player: Grady Sizemore (5 votes), Albert Pujols (2 votes), Josh Hamilton/Corey Hart/Derek Jeter/Michael Pineda (1 each)
  • NL Comeback Player: Matt Kemp (3 votes), Ryan Braun (2 votes), Tim Hudson/Jason Heyward/Johnny Cueto/Curtis Granderson/Troy Tulowitzki (1 each)

Fantasy Predictions:

  • AL Breakout Players: 2 or more votes for – Alex Cobb, Sonny Gray, Danny Salazar, Michael Pineda, Kole Calhoun, Yordano Ventura, Taijuan Walker, Brad Miller, Adam Eaton
  • NL Breakout Players: 2 or more votes for – Andrew Cashner, Billy Hamilton, Nolan Arenado, Archie Bradley, Chris Owings, Alex Wood
  • AL Fantasy Busts: 2 or more votes for – Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz, Josh Hamilton, Prince Fielder
  • NL Fantasy Busts: 2 or more votes for – Yasiel Puig, Jean Segura, Doug Fister

 

Thanks to everyone (except 1) for filling out the survey. It’s always fun to look back on this midseason and at the end of the year and see how we did with our predictions.

Sean

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